Founded in 1585, the University of Graz is the second oldest university in Austria as well as being one of its largest. Around 12% of the university’s 31,500 students are international, and the university is heavily involved in international mobility programmes. Graz currently offers a range of study and research opportunities with around 500 partner organisations around the globe.
Courses at Graz are taught mainly in German and students are expected to have a level of proficiency in the language. The university does run a doctoral programme in Natural Sciences though, which is offered in English. Located in the southeast of the country, Graz is home to a total of six universities and the city is predominantly considered to be a ‘university town’, where every sixth resident is said to be a student.